Burgate singers

Hallelujah chorus
from Handelís Messiah

BBC Sing Hallelujah 2009

When the rapturous applause for Patience has finally died down, the Burgate Singersí Winter Concert will not be over. Gilbert and Sullivanís hugely popular work will be followed Ė almost certainly as never before - by a performance of Handelís much loved Hallelujah Chorus.

Sing Hallelujah is a project from the BBC, led by BBC Radio 3, and English National Opera (ENO). It is a nationwide project which encourages people to find their voice and discover the joy of singing through Handel's famous chorus.

2009 marks the 250th anniversary year of Handel's death and everyone, from beginners to established choirs, is invited to perform the Hallelujah Chorus, during November and December.

Radio 3 will be marking the Sing Hallelujah project with a range of programmes, including The Choir on Sunday evenings, and the innovative English National Opera production of Handel's Messiah to be broadcast on Radio 3 on 25th December taken from a live recording from the London Coliseum.

Burgate Singers have registered to take part in this nationwide celebration. Full details can be seen online on the BBC Sing Hallelujah Homepage where all the choirs taking part are listed and located on the map of the UK.

Anyone wishing to do so will be able to make a donation at the concert to 
BBC Children in Need